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17 Ways to Tell If Your Work Culture Is Becoming Poisonous | Inc.com

Over the years, I have collected enough evidence about incivility in the workplace that I could write a book about it. Thankfully, it's already been masterfully done by highly acclaimed Georgetown University business professor Christine Porath.<p>For nearly two decades, Porath has studied and observed …

The Workplace

Eight foods to superpower your immune system

As polar vortexes, nor'easters and monsoons ensue across the country, people are more likely to stay indoors, which also means that germs can circulate more easily.<p>Cue the sniffling, sore throats, coughs and congestion -- classic signs of the common cold.<p>If you're feeling under the weather, food …

Wellness

Pro-Trump boycott calls follow Super Bowl ads

The Super Bowl was full of ads with strong messages about inclusion and acceptance. And that didn't go over well with everyone on social media.<p>Some supporters of President Trump quickly called for boycotts of several companies, including Budweiser, 84 Lumber, Coca-Cola (KO), Airbnb, Kia and Tiffany …

Coca-Cola

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Shutter Speed

What is Shutter Speed?<p>Compared to ISO and aperture, shutter speed is a relatively straightforward concept to understand. It's the period of time that …

These are the basic lighting techniques you need to know for photography and film

Whether you’re a photographer or a filmmaker, understanding the principles of light and how it will affect your subject are important. It doesn’t …

Film Posters

Hardscaping 101: Ribbon Driveways

A gracious style of driveway is making a comeback. Did you even know the ribbon driveway had a name? Read on for everything you need to know about …

Landscaping

5 Meditation Practices You Need to Know About

293 Shares<p>Meditation has come a long way since it first became popular in the West during the 1960s. Some of the most popular and effective methods …

Tate Modern to host 'once in a lifetime' Picasso exhibition

Picasso’s greatest works of art are being brought together for a “once in a lifetime” exhibition in London and Paris that will take visitors through a pivotal year in the artist’s life.<p>The display, Picasso 1932, is being staged as a collaboration between the Musée National-Picasso in Paris and Tate …

Art

Five Easy Photo Improving Tricks Anyone Can Do

Taking great photos doesn’t necessarily require tons of training and nice equipment. You can improve all of your photos with just a few tweaks to the …

Framing

Long Exposure Tips And Tricks

Many circumstances necessitate long exposures, but they’re most commonly reserved for low-light photography. Cityscapes at night, dawn and dusk …

New At Photography? Check Out This Helpful Visualization

DSLR cameras are fantastic for taking stunning photographs, but if you don’t understand how to use them, it’s an expensive purchase. There are so …

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

Tutorials

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

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Large boulders create boundaries in the yard, and add height and texture to make flat yards more appealing. The main problem with importing boulders to a new location is integrating them with the surroundings so they appear native to the ground. A random large boulder looks out of place if you …

'This is the beginning': Over one million join anti-Trump Women's Marches worldwide

Just one day after President Donald Trump took office, more than a million took to the streets Saturday in Washington and around the world to "inaugurate the resistance" – as many placards put it.<p>They came in their droves, bussed in from across the USA, descending on the nation's capital to voice …

Best snowshoeing in Colorado: 5 hikes for beginners

Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post fileA trio of snowshoers make their way along the trail toward a 10th Mountain Division Hut outside of Leadville …

4 Types of Light You Should Know as a Photographer

More often than not, composing an image can be much like solving a puzzle. Although many photographers are filled to the brim with creativity, their …

13 Habits Of Super Persuasive People

Whether you're convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to put his shoes on, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.<p>Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get …

Woodworking Basics for the Hardware Hacker

Hackaday is primarily a place for electronics hackers, but that’s not to say that we don’t see a fair number of projects where woodworking plays a …

5 financial goals to set in 2017

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.<p>Here are five financial goals to consider setting in 2017. Pick a few or pick them all. Either way, you'll be on the path to a better financial picture this time next year.<p>Set a budget<p>Knowing …

30 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is a living legend in the field of personal development. Through his incredible books, seminars and many talks, he has inspired and …

How To Organize Your Closet So You Actually See What You Own

If you're the type of person where things don't exist unless you can physically see them, then the way your closet is organized is important. If …

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

Meditation

Édouard Manet: The Father of Modern Art

Often cited as the father of Modern Art, Édouard Manet is a pivotal figure in the history of art. His quick, flat style of painting paved the way for …

Aren’t We Right to Be Angry?

In May 2011, at the Newark Peace Education Summit in New Jersey, the Dalai Lama and Jody Williams—both Nobel Peace Prize winners—debated the role of …

8 Great Tips on How to Photograph Your Pets With Amazing Results

8 Tips on How to Photograph Pets<p>Who doesn't like a close up of a loved family pet? Getting <b>treasured photographs</b> of loved pets is something we enjoy …

Pets

A guide to sowing seeds

I am interested in starting some seeds myself this year and would like some advice on how to do this.<p><i>— Jennifer Doerr, Wheeling</i><p>Growing plants from seed is a great way to start gardening earlier in the season and access plant varieties you cannot find in a garden center. Try starting out simply with …

Gardening

Here’s How to Separate Your Model from the Background for More Dynamic Portraits (VIDEO)

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based photographer who also offers helpful tutorials on portraiture and wedding photography techniques. In the quick and …

Designer Visit: A Garden Inspired by Japan, in Westchester County, New York

When Peter Blum and his wife, Rita, had a modern house built in Irvington, New York, they hired a landscape architect to turn the existing grounds …

Landscaping